PRODUCTION INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

STEEL 6/23 thous. of net tons 1,862 1,890# -17.4 AUTOS 6/23 units 112,594 104,376r# -4.2 TRUCKS 6/23 units 145,419 139,744r# -10.9 ELECTRIC POWER 6/23 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 76,160 75,485# 0.8 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 6/23 thous. of bbl./day 15,429 15,505# 3.6 COAL 6/16 thous. of net tons 20,968# 22,496 1.6 LUMBER 6/16 millions of ft. 510.6# 521.5r 1.3 RAIL FREIGHT 6/16 billions of ton-miles 27.4# 28.3 0.7

Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., WWPA, SFPA, Association of American Railroads

LEADING INDICATORS LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

ECRI LEADING INDEX 6/15 1992=100 121.2 121.6r -2.7 STOCK PRICES 6/22 S&P 500 1225.4 1214.4 -15.0 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 6/22 6.8% 6.9% -13.4 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 6/11 billions $5,190.7 $5,192.3 8.7 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 6/22 thous. 388 404r 26.0 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 6/22 307.9 324.2 0.7 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 6/22 1497.8 1593.1 369.2

Sources: Economic Cycle Research Institute, Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Federal Reserve, Labor Dept., Mortgage Bankers Assn. (Index: March 16, 1990=100)

PRICES LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO% CHG

GOLD 6/27 $/troy oz. 274.800 271.500 -4.6 STEEL SCRAP 6/26 #1 heavy, $/ton 77.00 77.00 -25.2 COPPER 6/22 cents/lb. 76.0 76.7 -11.3 ALUMINUM 6/22 cents/lb. 69.8 70.5 -8.0 COTTON 6/22 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb 36.37 38.06 -35.1 OIL 6/27 $/bbl. 25.52 26.34 -20.2 CRB FOODSTUFFS 6/26 1967=100 216.22 215.20 16.4 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 6/26 1967=100 244.77 244.55 -5.1

Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Iron Age Scrap Price Bulletin, Metals Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE LATEST WEEK YEAR WEEK AGO AGO

BRAZILIAN REAL 6/27 2.3310 2.4805 1.8195 BRITISH POUND 6/27 1.42 1.40 1.51 CANADIAN DOLLAR 6/27 1.52 1.53 1.48 EUROPEAN EURO 6/27 0.8600 0.8541 0.9401 JAPANESE YEN 6/27 124.35 123.78 105.57 KOREAN WON 6/27 1297.5 1296.0 1116.1 MEXICAN PESO 6/27 9.055 9.080 9.958 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 6/27 121.3 122.0 110.6

Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar, except for British Pound and European Euro in dollars. Trade-weighted dollar via J.P. Morgan.

INTEREST RATES LATEST WEEK YEAR WEEK AGO AGO

FEDERAL FUNDS 6/26 3.75% 3.91% 6.56% COMMERCIAL PAPER 6/26 3-month 3.52 3.61 6.58 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 6/27 3-month 3.63 3.65 6.74 FIXED MORTGAGE 6/22 30-year 7.29 7.30 8.33 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 6/22 one-year 6.05 6.35 7.30 PRIME 6/22 7.00 7.00 9.50

Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Bloomberg Financial Markets

#Raw data in the production indicators are seasonally adjusted in computing the BW index (chart); other components (estimated and not listed) include machinery and defense equipment. 1=Western Wood Products Assn. 2=Southern Forest Products Assn. 3=Free market value NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not meaningful

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